Artec 3D recently announced the availability of Artec Studio 16 (AS16), the newest iteration of its award-winning 3D scanning software, and Artec Cloud, a collaborative platform that allows users to access, view, comment on, and process 3D scan data online. The integration of AS16 and Artec Cloud streamlines 3D project management. Users can upload and share 3D data with peers, leave comments, send photos, and have full conversations. With Artec Cloud, users can also process 3D scans in their browser
Laser Design, a CyberOptics Corporation Brand, is ISO 9001:2015 Certified
Laser Design, a CyberOptics Corporation brand, is ISO 9001:2015 certified. CyberOptics Corporation maintains a Quality Management System in compliance with the ISO 9001:2015 standard and it adopts a process, data driven and continuous improvement approach using risk-based thinking to ensure our products and services provide the highest customer satisfaction. Our Quality Management System provides us with the methods to effectively determine customer requirements, create solutions to meet those requirements, and deliver products and services conforming to those requirements. Additional details
Artec Leo Pricing Change
MSRP Change Starts October 1, 2020 Artec has recently announced a 15% MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) increase for the Artec Leo. The price increase provides an opportunity for Artec to better expand its product portfolio in the future. Although the Leo price change will have an effect on bundles (Leo + Space Spider, Leo + Eva, etc.) no other products will see their prices change. Lease options for the Artec Leo are also available. The last day you can
Benefits of 3D Modeling and Why 2D Is Limited
With manufacturers across industries racing to increase productivity, every new technology and process could mean another step ahead of the competition. As a result of this push for more productive methods, many companies have made, or are making, the switch from 2D to 3D modeling—for a number of excellent reasons. Where 2D modeling limits and slows teams’ access to product design information, 3D solid modeling expands that access and understanding. This improved flow of information eliminates structural inefficiencies, human errors,
3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering for 3D Printing Applications
3D printers use specific digital files to create three-dimensional physical parts and other objects. They are particularly useful for fabricating parts with complex or irregular geometry that might otherwise be difficult to construct, along with creating working samples of unique prototypes for testing, development, and manufacturing. Clearly, the applications for this technology are numerous—but before you can begin making use of 3D-printed parts and objects, you’ll need a digital version in a usable file format. While there are a variety
As-Built Documentation Using 3D Scanning: 5 Benefits of 3D Scanning for Design, Engineering and New Equipment Installation in Commercial Buildings
As-built documentation serves a variety of purposes throughout the design and construction process, but it’s particularly useful when it comes to renovating public spaces in buildings or upgrading manufacturing plants and mechanical spaces. Perhaps your company has just purchased a facility and didn’t receive documentation on the building. Or maybe you did receive documentation—and it’s 20 years out of date. Before you can reliably design and execute a renovation or upgrade, you’ll need to know what’s already there. As-built documentation
5 Advantages 3D Scanning Provides for Building Information Modeling
Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. How can your team capture highly accurate data that can be manipulated to fill a variety of needs and utilized across these three disciplines—all on a tight timeline? The answer lies in Building Information Modeling (BIM), a process used for facilities management, design, maintenance, and planning for maintenance costs over time. BIM allows for a more efficient transfer of knowledge and coordination
The Benefits of Using a 3D Scanning Service Bureau
While they provide an immense amount of useful data and insights, 3D scanners are an investment. Perhaps you’re hoping to try out a 3D scanning technology before putting funds toward your own unit, or you’re interested in the expertise that a professional technician can provide. A 3D scanning service bureau can provide access to this useful technology for either a one-off project or ongoing services—generating high-resolution 3D scans that can be used for everything from reverse engineering to inspection and
Using Industrial Computed Tomography (CT) Technology to Expand Your 3D Measurement Capabilities
Capturing both the internal and external geometries of small or complex parts is no easy task, but it can provide significant advantages for designers, engineers, and manufacturers across a variety of industries. Luckily, metrology-grade computed tomography (CT) offers a reliable, nondestructive method for capturing high-resolution 3D data of complex and free-form parts—without the need for line-of-sight visual access. CT Scanning results include millions of data points that can be measured and analyzed to provide a number of key learnings. With
Using Artec 3D Scanners for Heritage Preservation
The practice of heritage preservation has been around for thousands of years, but the discipline has become more advanced in the past several decades. As technology and society’s understanding of what constitutes identity, culture, and heritage progresses, we’re seeing increased efforts to conserve, protect, and restore historic properties, landmarks, artwork, artifacts, and more. Many cities and states in the U.S. currently boast a heritage preservation commission dedicated to protecting key pieces of local and national history. In the last three
4 Possible Uses for Portable 3D Scanners
Portable 3D scanners have made the process of 3D scanning more accessible than ever before. Instead of having to deal with bulky stationary units, 3D scanning technicians and operators can complete a scan wherever their subject lies, whether that be in the field or the lab. Industries from aerospace to law enforcement are constantly discovering new uses for this type of equipment, and we couldn’t be happier to assist this technology in taking off. Because the applications of this equipment
Demystifying the 3D Scanning Process
If you’ve seen a 3D scanner in action, you know that scans can be accomplished quickly and used to create detailed digital models of just about any object. But moving a scanner around a subject is a deceptively simple act—there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface. Whether you’re thinking of purchasing an Artec 3D scanner or you’re interested in terrestrial scanning services for a large project, we’re here to provide a more in-depth look at exactly what happens
5 Interesting Uses of 3D Scanning
In the last 30 years, Laser Design has participated in, facilitated, and supplied equipment to a number of 3D scanning projects. Our experiences in the field and in the laboratory have shown us the sheer breadth of this technology and the range of objectives it can accomplish. Would you believe that our scanners have passed over everything from a live lobster to the President of the United States? With the right scanner and 3D scanning software, even novices can create
3D Scanning a Glider With the Artec Leo and Ray
Laser Design recently worked with a commercial glider operation, Cross Country Soaring, to perform a complete 3D scan of one of their Grob 103 Twin II gliders. Cross Country Soaring is based out of Minneapolis, and the 3D scanning was performed at a hangar at a nearby airport. How Do You 3D Scan a Glider? To complete the project, our 3D scanning experts used a combination of the Artec Ray long range 3D scanner and the Artec Leo handheld 3D
Top 10 Educational Departments Utilizing 3D Scanning
Over the past 10 years, 3D scanning has garnered tremendous mainstream attention. What was once a niche, specialized industry is now something that most everyone with access to the internet can see and read about—and, with the help of 3D scanners and printers, experience for themselves. The barriers to entry for the 3D world have never been lower. With every passing year, more and more businesses and organizations will rely on and leverage 3D scanning technologies to generate assets for
5 Essential Tools to Master in Artec Studio Software
For all the glory that the Artec 3D portable scanners receive, we can’t forget that Artec Studio 3D scanning software is the “secret sauce” that makes the whole process work so well. Built to take your 3D scanning projects from scan to polygon-model-export, Artec Studio contains a simple and intuitive core workflow, as well as myriad branches of processing tools and elements that help you handle all of your unique and interesting scanning projects. Mastery of these tools takes an
Which Portable 3D Scanner Should I Buy?
Whether you need a solution for new product design, 3D printing, or visualization and simulation, 3D scanning can deliver high-quality results. Portable 3D scanners—whether handheld or stationary—offer a higher degree of control and more maneuverability than their bulky counterparts, making them a popular choice across a range of industries. But with a variety of providers and a plethora of devices on the market, how do you choose the right portable 3D scanner for your needs? At Laser Design, a brand
Digging for the truth about the Kensington Runestone with Artec Eva and Space Spider
Summary Two archaeologists hosting the TV show America’s Lost Vikings decided to use color 3D scanning to try and determine the true age of this controversial artifact. The Goal To precisely scan in under one hour a large runestone, and then process the scans into an extremely detailed 3D model which they would then use for depth measurement and comparison of the engraved runes. Tools Used Artec Eva & Space Spider For more than a century now, historians and scientists
Laser Design and Artec Ray Featured in New Equipment Digest
3D Scanner Excels at Long Ranges for Half Cost As published in New Equipment Digest | By John Hitch View original article here Artec 3D has made a name for itself as the premier manufacturer for high performance, affordably priced handheld 3D scanners. They may not always be the most powerful, but Artec’s understanding of what users want and need—a balance of simplicity and professional quality— puts the Luxembourg-based company in the same lofty stratosphere as Apple. And come to
Laser Design adds EasyTom Industrial CT Scanner to Services Division
Laser Design’s Service Bureau adds large volume CT scanning solutions with the addition of the RX Solutions EasyTom Industrial CT Scanner. Laser Design, Inc., a CyberOptics (NASDAQ: CYBE) company, and premier provider of ultra-precise 3D scanning systems and 3D measurement services has added the EasyTom CT scanner to its growing line of scanning technologies for large volume inspection Expanding CT scanning capabilities for larger assemblies can help ensure the complete 3D capture of complex internal geometries without needing visual access.
CyberOptics hits hypergrowth with faster 3-D scanning products
CyberOptics Corp. shares have tripled in value this year, performing better for investors than any other Minnesota-based company, and one of the reasons is a new device that makes very fast, very accurate 3-D scans of physical objects.
Proving ROI for 3D Scanning Technology in Industrial QA Applications
In this interview, Martin Schuster of Laser Design, Inc. talks about how replacing traditional QA systems with 3D scanning can streamline processes and reduce time-to-market.
Medical Devices, 3D Scanning & Quality Assurance
The Role of 3D Scanning in Quality Assurance for Medical Devices. Q&A with Martin Schuster, President, Laser Design at the Medical Design and Manufacturing Show 2015, Minneapolis
Laser Design to Showcase CT Scanner at MD&M Minneapolis
Laser Design to Showcase New DeskTom CT Scanner with Ultra 3D Accuracy and Resolution at MD&M Minneapolis.
From Bottleneck to Project Accelerator with a 3D Scanner
A 3D scanner provides new inspection options and a faster alternative to CMM for this engineering and mold manufacturing company. As featured in MoldMaking Technology magazine!